Mark Leggatt was born in Lochee, Dundee and currently lives in Edinburgh.
Mark is a member of the Crime Writers Association in the UK, The Society of Authors, Scottish PEN, and the International Thriller Writers in the USA. He is the Debut Author Programme Membership vice-chair for the International Thriller Writers.
A former specialist in Disaster Recovery for oil companies and global banks, his career has taken him around Europe, especially Paris, where he lived for a number of years.
European history and modern global conspiracy lie at the heart of his work, and are the backdrop for the adventures of former CIA technician Connor Montrose. Mark’s writing is based on his travel and interests, beginning in London banking IT, where he lived and worked for three years in both the East End, and West End of London, before returning to Edinburgh.
In Edinburgh, Mark’s career turned to IT Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity, which took him to Paris on a three month contract, which turned into a three year stay. Initially living in a fin-de-siècle hotel near the Opera in Paris, this was followed by a hotel de particulier in Versailles. Weekends and evenings provided the ideal opportunity to take in Paris profonde.
Mark will be next appearing at Thrillfest XI in July 2017, held at the Grand Hyatt, Manhattan, New York, as part of the International Thriller Writer’s Debut Author Programme. Names Of The Dead and The London Cage be on sale at the event, followed by a signing session.